The new Icon 1000 Collection

Ural M70

Most motorcycle manufacturers strive for progress. And in doing so, progressively remove the connection between the rider and the machine. One hand gives with more…

Derringer Cycles

Derringer Cycles has come a long way since we last featured the company two years ago. The Los Angeles outfit now has a mouthwatering array…

Sommer 462 diesel motorcycle

Electric isn’t the only alternative to traditional petrol-powered bikes. There are a few diesel motorcycles around, and one of my favorites is the Sommer 462.…

The original Ducati (350) Scrambler

The ‘scrambler’ look is getting more and more popular by the day, with high pipes and heavily treaded tires becoming de rigeur for many custom…

Bimota DB3 Mantra

Over the last three decades, Bimota has consistently produced the most outrageously styled motorcycles of any contemporary manufacturer. The DB3 Mantra was the Rimini company’s…

Lamborghini Design

In the 1980s, the troubled supercar maker Lamborghini was taken over by the French Mimran brothers. Patrick Mimran discovered he could sell engines to powerboat…

Ural Motorcycles

I’ve always been a fan of Ural bikes. They’re tough and timeless, and in two-wheel-drive sidecar form, can tackle terrain that few other touring bikes…

MV Agusta F3

Is this the most beautiful production motorcycle you can buy today? At the EICMA exhibition in Milan, the MV Agusta F3 has just won the…

Ducati Diavel

In 1964, Ducati dipped a toe into the large cruiser market with the mighty Apollo, a 1,256cc vee-four heavyweight designed to take on Harley-Davidson in…

Kawasaki 250TR

The vintage dirtbike influence is growing in the custom scene. Street trackers (like those from Mule Motorcycles) are getting more attention, along with iconic machines…

Ural Motorcycles sT

You probably associate Ural with sidecar motorcycles. But the new Ural sT has extended the classic Ural experience to solo riders. The company says, “Think…

Ducati 1198 R Corse

After a recent run of retro-themed bikes, I’ve been waiting for a contemporary machine to catch my eye. And finally, Ducati has delivered the goods…

Voxan motorcycles

In two weeks, the assets of French boutique motorcycle maker Voxan will go under the hammer in Clermont-Ferrand. It’s one of the sadder stories of…

Barry Sheene tribute motorcycle

UPDATE 19 August 2010: Icon has revised the styling of the Sheene. The latest images are on the Icon website. By guest writer Tom Stewart.…

Yamaha Maxam CP250

When I first stumbled across this odd scooter, I thought it was one of those concepts that would never see the light of day. And…